Thankfully we only did a short 6 day crossing from Auckland to Brisbane which was the end of the world cruise.
On a positive note the food was acceptable and the shows were of a good standard with a couple of good comediennes and the one production show had good vocal and music but no sets and very poor costume selection ( what has happened to the big productions and lavish costumes?).
The ship itself is very tired with a lot of the lounge seating in the crooners bar where the springs had gone in all the fitted lounge settees which mad for very uncomfortable cocktail times and the arms on the armchairs were worn and almost threadbare. The cocktails were very weak and almost seemed to be watered down even thought they were $13.95 each ,after a couple of nights we decided not to waste our money on sugar water!
The waiting staff in the bars and restaurant were very efficient and friendly and made an effort to please the customers.
Our cabin was very tired and not the cleanest with us finding old soaps still in the shower box from the previous passengers and dirty shower curtains and a rusty drain hole, tissues not replaced when empty and hand smudges on the prints on the walls and mirror.
In the men's bathrooms there were also no tissues for blowing your nose and they all smelt badly of urine.
If we had paid to have been on the world cruise we would have been very disappointed but being only a short cruise it wasn't worth making a fuss over .
We are elite passengers but more and more are getting dissatisfied with what ships Princess send down for the Australian and NZ market. We are off next week to join the Golden Princess from San Fran to Auckland and hope that being an Americam based ship the standard will be better if not it may be our last Princess cruise and spend our money on HAL or Crystal.
Very tired and not a good layout when made up as a Queen.